KRYSTIAN PEARCE SIGNS FOR SOLIHULL
EXPERIENCED DEFENDER CHECKS IN AT MOORS
Fri 30 Oct 2020
Krystian Pearce arrives on short-term deal...
Moors are thrilled to announce the signing of former Birmingham City central defender Krystian Pearce.
Previously a free agent, Pearce signs on a short-term contract and will add more steel to Jimmy Shan’s backline.
The 30-year-old will don the number 28 shirt and is eligible for Moors’ league game at Maidenhead United on Saturday.
Most recently, Pearce played for and captained League Two side Mansfield Town, where he clocked up over 200 first-team appearances during a five-year stay.
A former Barbadian international, Pearce first earned his stripes in Birmingham’s academy where he impressed as captain of Blues’ U18 side.
Despite those eye-catching displays, and being handed a squad number, Pearce never made his senior bow for the Blues.
He enjoyed a series of loan spells at the likes of Notts County, Port Vale and Scunthorpe United before eventually moving to League One side Huddersfield Town in January 2010.
Following his stint with the Terriers, and after a successful trial, he signed for Notts County in the summer and went on to spend three years at the County Ground.
A move to Torquay United followed. Pearce made over 70 appearances for the Gulls, scoring five goals in two seasons for the club before signing for Mansfield in July 2015.
First and foremost a defender, throughout his career Pearce has also shown he is a threat at the other end of the pitch. He has 31 career goals to his name.
Pacy and good in the air, Pearce’s style of play is perfectly suited for the rigours of the National League.
But there is more to his game than that. Pearce has always been comfortable with the ball at his feet, making him ideal for Shan’s philosophy of playing out from the back.
Upon signing for the Moors, Pearce said: “It’s a good set-up here. Moors are an ambitious club trying to get into the league, so it suited me down to a tee.
“I’ve been in the game a long time now and captained Mansfield for the last three/four years, so I just want to bring my quality and experience to the team.
“I’m a local boy so it just fits hand in hand really. Like I said, it’s an ambitious club and I’m an ambitious person so hopefully we can get into the league.”
Manager Jimmy Shan added: “I worked with Krystian many moons ago at Birmingham City in the academy.
“For the short-term period, it gives us someone with vast experience. He’s a natural born leader and he adds to that quality.
“I’ve been an admirer of Krystian for a number of years. He’s strong, competitive, very athletic and he can handle the ball.”
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